Part of Lesson Plan: Job Seeking Skills
Activity Overview / Details
Break the class into partners. To start, one person will be assigned the interviewer, one the interviewee. They will be interviewing for an entry level position on the Geek Squad at a local electronics store. Put all the interviewers on one side of the class, interviewees on the other side. Have interviewers brainstorm five questions they would like to ask during the interview. (teacher will want to rotate around group to make sure they have appropriate questions) Interviewees will want to brainstorm what skills they have and what responses they will give during the interview.
After brainstorming sessions, have the class go back to the partners. Give the class 10 minutes to do the interview. They must go through the entire interview, from greeting/handshake to close.
After the mock interviews, have the interviewers and interviewees go back to their groups. Have them discuss the good and bad from their interviews.
Then have the class switch roles. Go through the process again. At the end, ask the students what they learned by playing both roles.